All 5 foreign nationals safe in Karachi suicide attack, say police

Police officials on Friday said that all the foreigners travelling in a vehicle that was targeted in a suicide attack in the Landhi area were safe and shifted to an undisclosed location.

They told Geo News that five foreign nationals were in the car when it came under attack in Landhi’s Mansehra Colony earlier today killing two terrorists involved in the attack.

The police said that the van was targeted by the terrorists who were on a bike. They added that a bag filled with grenades and Kalashnikov was found from the crime scene.

SSP Malir Tariq Mastoi confirmed that it was a suicide attack. The police official said that another vehicle was also damaged in the explosion.

Gunfire sounds were also heard, they said.

As per initial reports shared by the police, the second terrorist killed in the encounter was also a suicide bomber.

“A suicide jacket and a grenade are tied to the terrorist’s body,” they said, adding that a bomb disposal team is reaching the site of attack.

Following the attack, the injured were being shifted to a nearby hospital, they added. Meanwhile, the nationality of the victims has not been ascertained so far.

The law enforcement agency also shared that the foreign nationals were working in the export processing zone.

On the other hand, Jinnah Hospital officials told Geo News that three injured were brought to the medical facility out of which two were critically injured. The injured, which included two security guards and a passerby, were identified as Noor Muhammad, Langar Khan and Salman Rafiq.

They also confirmed that no foreign national was injured in the accident.

A security guard, who was with the nationals and witnessed the incident, told Geo News that they had left Zamzama in two vehicles. He added that a loud explosion was then heard near Mansehra Colony.

“After the explosion, a terrorist was firing at the vehicle,” the security guard said.

Governor Tessori orders report on attack
Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori condemned the suicide attack in Landhi, directing the CCPO and IG to present a report on the attack.

“Terrorism will not be tolerated in the city under any circumstances,” the governor said.

He asked the law enforcement officials to trace the motives behind the incident should be traced to apprehend its masterminds.


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